Thursday, September 18, 2014

9/19: Annual Talk like a Pirate Day post (free donuts at Krispy Kreme)

Yes, it's hard to believe that there's actually a day, once a year (thankfully), that's dedicated to talking like a pirate.  That day is Friday, September 19.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free dozen of donuts if you dress up in Pirate garb, wearing at least three items from their list (linked to, above).  Heck, they even link to places you can print an eye patch so this is a low-cost costume opportunity.  Think about your officemates.  They will appreciate the lengths you go to to provide donuts to round out the week.  Alas, KK is 35 miles away from me, else I might give it a whirl.

If you don't want to dress like a pirate, you can enter their store and talk like one to receive a free donut. 

Restrictions:  This offer is valid in US and Canadian stores only.  Sorry, Puerto Rico, Spartanburg/Anderson, SC and all of CT.  This offer is not valid for you.  One free donut per customer.  One free dozen per customer.  And, most important of all:  NO WEAPONS ALLOWED.   Leave your cavalier at home (that's a sword, for you landlubbers :)

Hurry: Double points for Coke/Diet Coke 12 pack codes, BUT...

Are you on My Coke Rewards Beta?  If you're not, you should definitely migrate on over.  The rewards are somewhat more plentiful and different (such as Amazon being a redeemable prize) if you're at least silver.  So get social, will ya?

For a very limited time (thru 9/19), MCR Beta members can enter 12 pack codes from Coke, Diet Coke, or Coke Zero.  That means 20 points instead of 10.  But this is only if you enter them on the Beta site.  If you're not a Beta member, you should know you can enter codes on the regular site and the Beta site, but it all goes into your account the same way.  However, the Beta site does offer some benefits that the other site does not (and this is one of them).  So definitely come on over.  I have an online friend who won a contest from the Beta site --- $200 prize, just recently.  

50 point Kellogg's Family Rewards Code (9/25 expiry)

Kellogg's Family Rewards listed a new 50 point code on their Facebook page today.  Use code THROWBACKBONUS50 to boost your account 50 points. 

Don't forget:  You can get a 1,000 bonus for entering codes from Keebler Cookies through 9/29.

Jonesing for some Joe?  Look for specially marked packages of Kellogg's Special K to get special codes to enter for a free sample of Gevalia (1 code) and/or Gevalia 12 oz bag or K-cups (4 codes).  That offer expires 2/28/2015.  I found some of these smps at Walmart.  Tip:  If your smp is for a special program like this, write that on the code if you don't immediately enter codes in.

Wendy's Halloween coupon books: $1 per book of coupons

Participating Wendy's restaurants will have Halloween coupon books for sale with coupons for free junior frosties inside.  Each booklet of coupons will cost $1 and, according to the press release, may have either 5 or 10 coupons inside (depends on the store), though the infographic attached to the release said 5 per booklet.   Check your local store to see which booklet they're offering for sale.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Comcast's Internet Essentials: Affordable internet for lower income families

Lower income Americans who are in areas where Comcast is available can apply for Comcast's special program called Internet Essentials.  Those accepted into the Internet Essentials will receive internet access for just $9.95 a month. 

Current promotion -- limited time

Comcast is currently offering --- through September 20, 2014 -- six (6) month's of free internet if you apply for Comcast's Internet Essentials program by 9/20.  

You can apply online or over the phone.  They are currently offering amnesty in certain cases for past due amounts.  If you have a past due balance, but still want to apply, you will need to apply by phone at 1-855-846-8376.

1 cent Coffee at Kangaroo Express on 9/29 for National Coffee Day

Kangaroo Express will be offering 1-cent 12oz coffee on September 29, 2014 from 6 AM to 10 AM.  This offer is limited to one per guest (while supplies last).

It's baaaack!  The 2014 Roo Mug will be available starting September 29.  You may know that the mug sells for $1.99 (plus tax) and lets you get 99-cent refills all year long.  Bonus offer:  Purchase your Roo Mug before October 31 and get a free maple sausage pancake roller.

Kangaroo Express is a southern convenience store chain.  Find one near you:  store locator  There are lots of them up and down I-95 through the south.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Annual Goodwill & The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale 9/17-10/4

Give your gently used goods to charity and get a 25% off coupon good at The Bon-Ton and affiliates.  Time to get to your fall cleaning and box up your unwanted goods for a good cause... and net coupons for future use.

According to the press release:

During the fall sale, which will take place from September 17 to October 4, 2014, The Bon-Ton Stores' 273 locations will accept donations of clothing and household textiles to benefit Goodwill. For each item donated, shoppers will receive a discount coupon for up to 25 percent off new purchases at any Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's or Younkers store. 

Also mentioned in the release is an instant win game at where you can try your luck to win a Bon-Ton gift card.   The instant win game does not appear to be up now, so be sure to check it out on or after the 17th.

Oriental Trading: FREE shipping promo code ~ 2 days only

Oriental Trading has a free shipping promo code that's only good for two days --- with a midnight Central time on Monday expiration.

Use code CE144545 to get free standard shipping. Only good for contiguous US or APO/FPO addresses.  Limit one code per order. 

Remember, Halloween is in just 6 weeks!  Get what you need for your Halloween Party now and save some hassle later.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Swagstore sale: 440SB for $5 Walmart e-gift card #swagbucks

If you are a Swagbucks user and have some bucks built up, this may be a good deal for you.  Think Christmas!  I know a bunch of people who use sites like Swagbucks to build up their Amazon kitty for Christmas shopping, or snag great deals on gift cards to use for gifts later on.

Right now, the Swagbucks Rewards Store has a $5 Walmart e-gift card for 440 Swagbucks.  They're typically 500 Swagbucks, so more than 10% off. 

Don't need to buy gifts?  Walmart e-gift cards spend like cash at Walmart, so you can use them to help pay for groceries, too :)

Sale right now on Walmart e-Gift Card at Swagbucks!

If you're not already a Swagbucks member, join today!  Thank you for allowing me to refer you and be sure to refer your friends, too!

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Walmart's White Cloud TP ranked higher than Charmin by Consumer Reports

Toilet paper is so expensive these days.  The rolls get shorter  by the sheet, even by size as I've noticed that the rolls are actually shorter when stood on end.  And don't get me started on  that piece of cardboard's diameter grows just about every time I turn around.  All in all, downsizing of product per roll and upsizing of cardboard means that a roll of TP just doesn't last as long as it used to, even a few years ago.

I was somewhat surprised to read that Walmart's White Cloud toilet paper ranked very highly in a Consumer Reports test of 19 brands. ( Read about that here.  ) Like higher than Charmin and other brands that I rotate buying, depending upon a sale or coupon or combo of both.  I must confess, I'm rather shocked.  I typically find paper goods of store brands do not perform as well as name brand. 

Have you tried White Cloud Toilet Paper?   I tried --- I couldn't find any coupons, but their site says to like the brand on Facebook for future coupon offerings.